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Strategic Land

Countryside's success in creating major residential-led developments has given us a reputation that sets us apart as a leader in strategic land development.

"Working with Countryside has been simple, straightforward and consistent. We chose to undertake a number of important schemes with them in the Cambridge Southern Fringe because of their multi-disciplinary approach and first class track record in creating sustainable new communities.”

Richard Pemberton, Director, Trumpington Farm Company

Unrivalled track record

We have promoted and delivered successful new developments on strategic sites for over 40 years, from Great Notley Garden Village in Braintree to Wickhurst Green, Horsham.

Dedicated Strategic Land team

We have one of the largest specialist teams in the industry which has been selected to provide the land, planning and technical skills needed to successfully identify, promote and deliver major residential-led developments.

Committed and involved senior management

We offer continuity, experience and personal commitment at senior management and board level. Our senior management team is driven by creating value through place making.

Landscape-led approach

We put existing landscapes and historic features at the heart of our master planning. We evolve them sensitively to create a sense of place through intelligent use of planting and open spaces.

Applying the principles of place making

We create places of lasting value through master planning, exceptional landscaping and infrastructure, delivered with great attention to detail and applying the principle of garden settlements.

Delivering valuable infrastructure

We ensure the streetscape and landscape make an early impact and that planning obligations are delivered in a way which maximise values.

Working in partnership

We recognise the importance of using a collaborative approach to build good relationships with councils, statutory authorities and agencies at all stages of planning and development. We work closely with existing communities to understand their concerns and aspirations.

Building homes

Countryside's expertise in home building gives us a real understanding of what makes a successful place and the power of creating a cohesive community. It also means we can demonstrate to local authorities that we will deliver the housing they are under pressure to provide.

Delivering commercial property and mixed-use

We have a strong track record in creating commercial and community uses and have completed numerous employment, retail, leisure and amenity schemes. This expertise ensures we are able to masterplan and create sustainable mixed-use communities which are attractive to local authorities and customers alike.

Our new business requirements include:

  • Large scale residentially led development opportunities from 50 to 500+ acres.  
  • Sites capable of accommodating from 300 to over 3,000 homes.
  • Affluent locations in London, South East & East of England.
  • Areas of constrained supply with good planning prospects in medium term.
  • Option agreements or conditional contracts, subject to planning.
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Kingsmere, Bicester

For more information please feel free to contact us:

Martin Cumberworth - Director, Strategic Land (Essex, Kent, Cambridgeshire, Herdfordshire and East Sussex)
01277 697134
Email: [email protected]

Nicholle Phillips - Director, Strategic Land (Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Bedfordshire, Surrey, West Sussex and Hampshire)
01189 343344
Email: [email protected]